Bangladesh to develop alternative social media platform to Facebook, WhatsApp.

  • The Bangladesh government is working to develop a social media platform named Jogajog as an alternative to Facebook.
  • The government is also working to develop a communication app Alapan as an alternative to WhatsApp.
  • The ICT Ministry has taken the initiative in this direction to make the country self-reliant.
  • The platform will help local entrepreneurs to create their own marketplace for information and data sharing without having to depend on any foreign platform.
  • The government is working to enhance the capacity of the video conferencing system Boithak from 100 persons to 300 persons.
  • The Surokha app for corona vaccination registration is being used successfully in Bangladesh.

Chief Hydrographer "Vinay Badhwar" conferred with "Alexander Dalrymple Award".

  • Chief Hydrographer Vinay Badhwar has been conferred with the award in recognition of his' unparalleled dedication, leadership and professionalism in the disciplines of Hydrography and Nautical Cartography.
  • He was awarded the prestigious Alexander Dalrymple Award by the British Government.
  • The award recognizes Badhwar's work in the areas of hydrography and nautical cartography.
  • Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar received the award from British High Commissioner Alex Ellis in a brief ceremony.

Gujarat High Court became the 1st court to start live streaming of proceedings.

  • Chief Justice of India N.V. Raman announced that soon steps would be taken to replicate this to some extent in the Supreme Court as well.
  • The CJI will also issue the Gujarat High Court (Live Streaming of Court Proceedings) Rules, 2021.
  • The proceedings of the ceremony will be live-streamed on the official YouTube channel of Gujarat High Court

Tamil Nadu Health Minister launches vaccination program for children against "pneumonia and brain fever".

  • Under the National Immunization Plan at Egmore Children's Hospital.
  • Seventy thousand vaccines have been purchased and are in stock.
  • Children affected by muscular dystrophy will be given special treatment at a dedicated hospital in Chennai.
  • More than 2,000 children are affected by the disease in the state and in Chennai alone, 200 children have been identified for muscular dystrophy.

HDFC ERGO launched Optima Secure indemnity-based health insurance policy.

  • A new health indemnity insurance product that seeks to redefine the value customers get from their insurance plan.
  • The built-in benefits of the product are Safe, Plus, Protect and Restore,
  • Which offers customers up to four times their Sum Assured at no extra charge.
  • The policy offers four distinct features
    • Secure benefit: In this case, it doubles the insurance cover instantly and automatically on the purchase of a policy.
    • Plus benefit: In this case, it increases the base coverage automatically by 50% after one year and to 100% after two years, even if there is a claim.
    • Restore benefit: If you run out of coverage, the policy will restore your base coverage up to 100%.
    • Protect benefit: It ensures zero deduction on consumables and listed non-medical expenses.

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